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Faculty and students attend ASABE annual conference in Spokane

THE BAE department was well represented by faculty and students at the recent ASABE 2017 Annual International Meeting. The conference was held July 16-19 in Spokane, Washington.

ASABE Service

Foundation Board of Trustees: Carmen Agouridis, Fred Payne

Board of Trustees: Sue Nokes, Treasurer

Council Chair: Alicia Modenbach, Membership Development

 

ASABE Blue Ribbon Winner, Publications — Short (less than 9 pages)

S. Chattopadhyay, C. Agouridis, J. Fox

 “Sediment Fingerprinting”

 

ASABE Superior Paper Award Winners, Machinery Systems

J.D. Luck, S.A. Shearer, B.D. Luck, M.P. Sama

“Recalibration Methodology to Compensate for Changing Fluid Properties in an Individual Nozzle Direct Injection System” Transactions of the ASABE  59(3)

 

ASABE Superior Paper Award Winners, Processing Systems

R. Bahdra, M.E. Casada, J.M. Boac, A.P. Turner, S.A. Thompson, M.D. Montross, R.G. Maghirang, S.G. McNeill

“Correlating Bulk Density (with Dockage) and Test Weight (without Dockage) for Wheat Samples” Transactions of the ASABE 32(6): 925-930

 

ASABE Most Outstanding Chapter and Most Improved Chapter

Alpha Epsilon Omega Chapter

 

ASABE G.B. Gunlogson Student Environmental Design Competition Open Format

Third Place, Caleb Priddy, Tyler Wells, Lucas Garrett, and Gabriel Draughon

 

Alumni and Former Chair

New Holland Young Researcher, Matthew Darr

Larry W. Turner Young Extension Professional, Joe Luck

McCormick Case Gold Medal, Scott Shearer

 

Monday Technical Sessions — Oral Presentations

Development of a Tryptophan Fluorescence Sensor for Process Control in the Dairy Industry Fred Payne, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Fred Payne, Michael Sama)

Determination of the Effect of Extrusion Parameters on the Properties of Ready-to-Eat Expanded Millet Snack Enriched with Arthropod (Cricket) Flour Akinbode Adedeji, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (Presenter: Francis Agbali) (Francis Agbali, Joseph Woomer, Akinbode Adedeji)

Effects of Structure and Composition of Lignin on the Derived Activated Carbon Materials for Supercapacitor Application Wenqi Li, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Wenqi Li, Jian Shi)

A comparison between reflectance index and machine learning algorithms for moisture estimation from spectral data Ali Hamidisepehr, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Ali Hamidisepehr, Michael Sama, Aaron Turner, Ole Wendroth)

Effects of Watershed Characteristics on Temporal Trends of Dissolved Nutrients in Low-Gradient Agricultural Streams William Ford, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (William Ford, Kevin King)

Antimicrobial Hydrogels Derived from Lignocellulosic Compounds Ryan Kalinoski, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Ryan Kalinoski)

 

Monday Technical Sessions — Poster Presentations

Investigation of White Rot Fungus as a Pretreatment Strategy for Switchgrass for Subsequent Thermochemical Processing Czarena Crofcheck, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Czarena Crofcheck)

Catalytic oxidation of ionic liquid pretreatment black liquor in a biphasic system Lalitendu Das, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Lalitendu Das, Siquan Xu, Jian Shi)

Biofuels and bioproduct potentials of industrial hemp in comparison with kenaf, switchgrass and sorghum Lalitendu Das, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Lalitendu Das, Enshi Liu, Areez Saeed, David Williams, Chenlin Li, Allison Ray, Jian Shi)

 

Monday Moderator

Session 120, FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING – Moderator: Akinbode A. Adedeji, Univ of Kentucky

 

Tuesday Technical Sessions — Oral Presentations

Grain Harvest Cycle Analysis Based on Precision Agriculture Data Aaron Turner, University of Kentucky Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Lexington, KY United States (Presenter: Michael Montross) (Aaron Turner, Michael Montross, Michael Sama, Joseph Dvorak, Tyler Mark, Ben Martin)

Aerial Validation of a Logistics Model for Area Coverage in Agriculture Hasan Seyyedhasani, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (Hasan Seyyedhasani, Joseph Dvorak, Michael Sama)

Beyond the Traditional Classroom: Creating Outdoor Learning Environments Carmen Agouridis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Carmen Agouridis)

Near Field Communication (NFC) based cattle ear tags for cattle management Joshua Jackson, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (Joshua Jackson)

 

Tuesday Technical Sessions — Poster Presentations

Design and Performance Evaluation of a Linear Motion System for Remote Sensing Instrument Testing Michael Sama, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Presenter: Saket Dasika) (Saket Dasika, Michael Sama, Felipe Pampolini, Christopher Good, Joseph Dvorak)

A dynamic model for predicting survival of Tribolium castaneum adults to elevated temperatures during heat treatment of grain-processing facilities Jennifer Lovely, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Jennifer Lovely)

An Organoleptic Evaluation to Determine Consumer Acceptance of Millet Based Gluten Free Breads Akinbode Adedeji, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (Presenter: Joseph Woomer) (Joseph Woomer, Manjot Singh, Akinbode Adedeji)

A Nondestructive Method to Evaluate Carrot Quality Using Visible-Near Infrared Spectroscopy Akinbode Adedeji, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky United States (Ahmed Rady, Shinta Sugiharto, Akinbode Adedeji)

Ultrasound-Assisted Enzymatic Transesterification of Waste Cooking Oil Wenqi Li, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Wenqi Li, Joseph Woomer, Akinbode Adedeji, Jian Shi)

 

Tuesday Moderator

Session 228, ADVANCES IN INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS – Moderator: Joe Dvorak

 

Wednesday Technical Sessions — Oral Presentations

A Low-Cost System for Instrumenting LiDAR on an Unmanned Aircraft System Michael Sama, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Presenter: Christopher Good) (Christopher Good, Michael Sama, Saket Dasika, Ali Hamidisepehr, Ricky Mason)

Comparisons of Precision Planter Seeding Rate Based on Meter Drive Type Joseph Dvorak, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Joseph Dvorak, Anderson Gomes, Roberto Silva, Joseph Rounsaville)

Criterion 4 Lessons Learned at the University of Kentucky after a Recent ABET Review Czarena Crofcheck, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Czarena Crofcheck)

Influence of Land Use of Soil Bulk Density, Infiltration, and NRCS Runoff Curve Number Carmen Agouridis, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Samuel Austen, Dwayne Edwards, Carmen Agouridis, Lindell Ormsbee)

 

Wednesday Technical Sessions — Poster Presentatons

A Comparison of Wood Pellet and Natural Gas Heating Systems for Broiler Houses Doug Overhults, University of Kentucky, Princeton, KY United States (Doug Overhults)

Gas Emissions from Dairy Compost Bedded Pack Barns Katharine Wolf, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Katharine Wolf, Michael Sama, Joseph Taraba, Mark Coyne, Jeffrey Bewley)

A Portable Sensor for Gas Emissions from Dairy Compost Bedded Pack Barns Michael Sama, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY United States (Presenter: Katie Wolf) (Katharine Wolf, Michael Sama, Joseph Taraba, Mark Coyne, Jeffrey Bewley)

 

Wednesday  Moderators

Session 302, ADVANCES IN BIOMASS PREPROCESSING AND PRETREATMENT – Moderator: Lalatendu Das

Session 304, APPS IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS – 254 Moderator: Joe Dvorak

Session 335, ENGINEERING FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE – Moderator: Carmen Agouridis

Session 340, DRYING, HANDLING AND STORAGE OF CROPS – PART 2 Moderator: Sam McNeill